New tablet announced by Apple

A tablet device was announced by Apple today. The iPad, introduced by Steve Jobs, appears to be a multi-purpose machine, aimed at a middle ground between phone and laptop (excellent coverage here).
It runs on an Apple-built CPU, and uses a version of the iPhone operating system.  iTunes is central to media purchase and organization, [...]

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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Bryan Alexander · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ebook readers keep coming

Yet another e-book reader is forthcoming.  The Sprint Skiff, to be sold from Sprint stores, will be skinny and wide: “a mere quarter inch thick. It packs a 1600 x 1200 11.5-inch touchscreen (finger and stylus)”.

(via Matthew C. Jadud, Allegheny College)

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Posted on January 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm by Bryan Alexander · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Still more tablet designs in the works

Another twist on the tablet device idea is about to unfold, according to the New York Times, and might appeal to textbook publishers.  The “eDGe”, due out in February, features two connected displays, hinged together like a book.  One screen functions like the e-readers we’ve seen, grayscale visuals to show text.  The other screen emphasizes [...]

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Posted on December 9, 2009 at 6:18 am by Bryan Alexander · Permalink · Leave a comment
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One tablet project ends just before arrival

One much-anticipated tablet computing project has apparently ended, just short of its launch announcement.  The Crunchpad is dead, according to Michael Arrington, who launched the effort.  Arrington and the hardware developer have had a falling out, with legal action in the air.

Other tablet projects are in the works, building on nearly a decade of Tablet [...]

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Posted on December 1, 2009 at 10:24 am by Bryan Alexander · Permalink · Leave a comment
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